Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed on this 16 trillon dollar debt. >> ouri senator gave the gop address saying the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> here is what could happen if no deal is reached. out of work ame
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. this november, maine, washington and maryland became the first is to approve a marriage by popular vote. same-sex marriages are already taking place in washington state. maryland will begin issuing marriage licenses on tuesday. >> we will be right back. >> welcome back. here is a live look outside on our van ness will scan. >> we're taking a look is storm tracker 4. we are still in dealing with sprinkles outside. it really is not too much. the rain is tapering off and this is a view from our mountain cam. the skies are born to clear in the evening hours. we are seeing cooler air pushing through. it will be a very chilly night tonight. we're still dealing with scattered sprinkles and they should clear within the next few hours. in afternoon will see the skies clear and will have a brick of sun. as for your temperature everyone is out of the 30's. about 47 degrees and napa and 42 currently in concord. it will be low fifties for the coast at about 53 degrees for san francisco on the next forecast i will take a look at what is expected for the rest of the weekend. >> in other bay area and knows.
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
in washington? >> i don't see that our consumers are particularly concerned about "fiscal cliff." they are just ready to buy. >> reporter: that goes especially for higher end luxury cars or what they call exotic cars like this 2013 bentley continental. according to a recent survey by j.d. power, a leading auto industry forecaster, high-end cars will make up 16% of retail vehicles sold in december. that's up from 15.3% last month. a year ago, it was 14.8%. so this is a little over a 1% increase year-over-year. >> people are buying because we have lots of new models. and the banks are being very flexible. >> reporter: luxury car sales are traditionally up around the holidays because that's when bosses get their bonuses but dealers are also reporting even heavier increases in other types of cars. sales of so-called light vehicles light passenger cars and suvs are expected to improve by more than 13% year to year according to edmunds. the american car market is on the path towards finishing the year at its highest level since 2007 and is expected to grow more next year barring any detours caused by
Dec 28, 2012 10:30pm EST
negotiations in washington. we will show you remarks from president obama at the white house and senate majority leader harry reid and mitch mcconnell on the senate floor. first, an update on where negotiations stand after the meeting between president and congressional leaders at the white house. >> steven dennis joins us from the role call as a white house reporter. stephen, how did the meeting between the president and congressional leaders go? >> i think it was a meeting where they may be set the framework for getting a short- term deal to avert tax increases for most americans, extend unemployment benefits, and maybe take care of a few other small things. at this point, it is a race against the clock and it is up to harry reid and mitch mcconnell and the senate to see if they can have a bipartisan compromise. the president said if he cannot come up with something in the next couple days, he wants harry reid to bring a bill to the floor that would do with the president wants to do, which is tax increases, extend unemployment benefits, etcetera, at least get a vote on it. harry reid